Why An Air Purifier Is The Best Investment For Your Business
Why an air purifier is the best investment for your business
It’s no secret that the modern workplace as we once knew it is facing a tremendous shift; The demand for better working conditions, higher wages, and a heightened sense of value for employees is stretching far and wide and covering virtually every industry. But what does “valuing your employees” mean today?
Huge factors that of course, can’t be missed, are inclusivity, fair treatment, diversity, and the aforementioned qualities of a workplace. But specifically, people these days are very much over the pizza parties and pats-on-the-back of the past. They want safe and comfortable work environments, proper performance recognition, and prioritized health and wellness—whether as insurance benefits, office perks, or perhaps just cleaner cubicle air.
The relationship between air quality and business success
According to the World Economic Forum, clean air is always good for business. The direct correlation between workplaces designed with health and wellness in mind and overall morale and productivity is not new; the concept of providing employees with not just a safe space but one that is clean, comfortable, and even desirable to work in is something many small businesses and startups have prioritized for a long time. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that larger companies or those outside progressive metropolitan areas quickly followed suit. Many offices are still dated (in both style and function) or lack key elements like natural light or the most basic needs, like clean air.
Air purifiers haven’t been as prevalent in workplaces as they are today partly because of the modern technology we now have, and partly because until the outbreak of COVID-19, our generation of workers and employers hadn’t had an overwhelming reason to consider the effects of air quality. Now both factors are top of mind to contractors, building managers, and everyone down the chain of command as good air quality results in higher performance and productivity and higher attendance, not to mention a renewed sense of employees feeling like their health is truly valued. This piece by QleanAir Scandinavia further points out the various benefits of purified air within your business, especially the protection of staff, product, and customers. And, well, the EPA puts it bluntly: The Clean Air Act protects many Americans from pollution-related health problems and premature death, and improves the health and productivity of the U.S. workforce.
Think outside the box when it comes to the benefits of good air quality
So the question you shouldn’t be asking yourself is “if” you should invest in an air purifier (if you haven’t already) but how soon you’re able to do so. The process is now so easy, you can have a hospital-grade hepa filter ordered in minutes and delivered to your office soon after, and the long-term benefits are very clearly worth any expense. But the other wonderful part about the air purifiers on the market today is that the expense isn’t at all unreasonable. You could be well on your way to a happier, healthier staff and work environment and really let your employees know you care about their well being with just a few simple steps. Give the people what they really want: a healthy place to work.
For those in retail or service businesses, it’s also equally as important for your customers or prospective clients to experience clean, purified air as it is for your staff, and to know how your business ranks in terms of air quality and pollutant output. For example, you should know that while the EPA oversees the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, it’s the state and local governments who regulate small businesses to be compliant with said act. And your business’ requirements may differ from another depending on your location’s level of pollution and what your business emits specifically. Additionally helpful is this grid created by the Stockholm Environment Institute that helps determine where your business falls on a scale of discharged pollutants, with the hope of reducing air pollution as much as possible.